: i'm really confused. In my pool at my
: house in California I found a wierd
: snake-like creature in my pool. When I
: took it out it appeared to have no head
: that I could see, and it stopped
: moving. It moved again when I put it
: back under the water. It moves like a
: snake, and it appears to be black with
: a little yellow like-- a yellow slender
: stripe... it's VERY thin and small. So
: small that I can't even tell if it has
: a head or not. It's probally one of the
: wierdest things i've ever seen and it's
: just wierd. Could this possibly be a
How tiny? It sounds like a worm of some sort, but I am not terribly familiar with California snakes.
I had someone write to me once with a perfect description of a Flatworm, which this might be. It sounds like it certainly needs water (snakes breathe with lungs), and probably breathes with its skin. Most likely some species of worm, but beyond this, I cannot go.
I would suggest keeping this critter in good clean water, and contacting your nearest university Biology department. They might be able to help.
The Appalachian Naturalist